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Horticulture Team Directory

Members of the Horticulture Team specializing in vegetable, small fruit, and mushroom production.
  • Assistant Director of Horticulture Programs


814-863-5903

Areas of Expertise:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Green Industry
  • Tree Fruit and Grapes
  • Vegetable and Small Fruits and Mushrooms
  • Master Gardener Program
  • Master Watershed Stewards Program
  • Professor Plant Pathology


814-863-7059

Areas of Expertise:
  • Mushroom nutrition and physiology
  • Composting
  • Mushroom nutrition
  • Mushroom extension services for the North American mushroom industry
  • Mushroom cultivation
  • IPM and Disease Management
  • IPM and Disease Management for Mushroom cultivation
  • Extension Educator
  • Districts 3, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16


570-726-0022

Areas of Expertise:
  • Vegetable and Small Fruit
  • Beekeeping
  • Assistant Professor of Viticulture


814-867-0514

Areas of Expertise:
  • Wine grape production
  • Grapevine physiology
  • cover crops
  • cold temperature stress
  • Extension Educator, Vegetable


610-391-9840

Areas of Expertise:
  • Soil Health
  • Cover Crops
  • Vegetable Production
  • Greenhouse Production
  • FSMA and GAPs
  • Extension Educator


570-622-4225

Areas of Expertise:
  • Commercial Horticulture
  • Green Industry
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Vegetable and Small Fruit
  • Senior Extension Associate


814-863-2303

Areas of Expertise:
  • Small Fruit
  • Extension Educator, Vegetable and Fruit


717-394-6851

Areas of Expertise:
  • Commercial Vegetable Production
  • Commercial Small Fruit Production
  • Commercial Tree Fruit Production
  • Horticulture Extension


570-316-6516

Areas of Expertise:
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Greenhouse
  • Professor of Entomology


814-863-7788

Areas of Expertise:
  • Vegetable Entomology
  • Insect population dynamics
  • IPM
  • Senior Extension Educator
  • Districts 7, 11, 12 & 13


814-472-7986

Areas of Expertise:
  • Greenhouse Production
  • Nursery Production
  • Landscape Management
  • Turf Management
  • Tree Fruit Production
  • Vegetable and Small Fruit Production
  • Hydroponic Production
  • Specialty Cut Flower Production
  • Grape Production
  • Hops Production
  • Associate Professor Vegetable Pathology


814-865-7328

Areas of Expertise:
  • Vegetable Diseases
  • Plant pathogen diagnosis
  • Disease monitoring and forecasting
  • Integrated vegetable disease management
  • Sustainable crop production
  • Professor of Vegetable Crops


814-865-7118

  • Extension Educator
  • District 3 & 4


570-265-2896

Areas of Expertise:
  • Horticulture
  • Vegetable and Small Fruit
  • Extension Educator


  • Extension Educator
  • Districts 1, 2 & 3


814-825-0900

Areas of Expertise:
  • Commercial Viticulture/Grapes
  • Commercial Fruit and Vegetable
  • Commercial Tree Fruit
  • Extension Educator
  • District Director: Somerset and Bedford Counties


724-465-3880

Areas of Expertise:
  • Horticulture
  • Green Industry
  • Tree Fruit
  • Vegetable and Small Fruit
  • Extension Educator, Horticulture


724-228-6881

Areas of Expertise:
  • Commercial Horticulture
  • Vegetable and Small Fruit
  • Greenhouse Ornamentals
  • Grapes
  • FSMA and GAPs
  • Associate Professor of Horticultural Systems Management


814-863-2433

Areas of Expertise:
  • Organic vegetable systems
  • sustainable and organic vegetable production
  • Sustainable vegetable systems
  • Field production systems
  • High tunnel production systems
  • Administrative Assistant


610-489-4315